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From : 28th May 2019

To : 22nd June 2019

Posted : 24th May 2019

Friday 14 June



Please be advised that heavy rain has meant the ongoing £530,000 overnight road improvements on the A95 for four locations in Maggieknockater, outlined in the release below, have been extended by one week.

The improvements were scheduled to finish tomorrow, Saturday 15 June, but due to heavy rain the original finish date has been postponed by one week.  The works will now continue each night from Monday 17 June and are programmed to finish by 6am Saturday 22 June, subject to weather conditions.

The project has made good progress with almost all resurfacing works completed at Easter Gauldwell and Wood of Gauldwell. Bridge repairs at Fiddich Bridge and Balnellan Bridge will continue next week.

 No works will take place on Saturday or Sunday nights.

Traffic management will remain the same as outlined below with overnight road closures in place for safety.  

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting , twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site  




Over £530,000 of road improvements planned for four locations in Maggieknockater area


A95 Craigellachie to Mulben


Work starts Tuesday 28 May for three weeks


  • Overnight road closures required for safety, excluding weekends


A section of the A95 trunk road around Maggieknockater is set to benefit from over £530,000 resurfacing improvements starting next week. The resurfacing improvements will address defects in the road and create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

The project involves resurfacing almost two miles of A95 at Wood of Gauldwell and Easter Gauldwell, as well as bridge maintenance and repairs at Fiddich Bridge and Balnellan Bridge.   The projects will help ensure the A95 between Craigellachie and Mulben remains in a safe condition for road users, with a new smoother road surface installed.

The project is set to begin on Tuesday 28 May and is programmed to take place over 14 nights, with the improvement works finishing at 6.30am on Saturday 15 June. No works shall take place on Saturday or Sunday nights.

To ensure the safety of the work force as well as road users, a full overnight road closure between Craigellachie and Mulben will be in place each night with a signed diversion for road users during the project.  

All road users will be diverted via the A941 through Rothes, onto the B9015, the B9103 and Mulben where they can re-join the A95, or vice-versa.  Emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass through the project at all times and local access will be maintained when safe to do so.  The road will be open during the daytime however temporary traffic lights will be in place out with working hours to protect road users from any open excavations in the carriageway.

Consultation has taken place with residents in advance of the resurfacing to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience. 

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This improvement project worth over £530,000 will help ensure the

A95 near Maggieknockater remains in a safe working condition for road users.

“Unfortunately, we have to close the road overnight to ensure the safety of our work force as well as to protect road users, however we’re taking full advantage of the road closure to carry out bridge maintenance repairs to Fiddich and Balnellan Bridges, helping to minimise the overall disruption to road users.

“We’re also carry out the project overnight and avoiding working on Saturday and Sunday nights to further minimise the impact to motorists.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible. We thank road users in advance for their patience while we carry out these improvements and we encourage them to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.


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